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Memorial Day Weekend: Ready, Set, Social Distancing in Davidson – Week 10

by | May 21, 2020 | News, Top Right Box

Lest we forget that Memorial Day honors all those who died serving our country. JROTC cadets fold the flag at a previous ceremony at Town Hall. (Bill Giduz photo)


Memorial Day Weekend in Davidson

Davidson Farmers’ Market (DFM) Give $10 Save 40 campaign – DFM recently launched our Give $10 Save 40 campaign with a goal to raise $25,000 in order to reopen the market with new equipment, sanitizer stations, cover the cost for our 40 vendors to participate, and hire additional staff for our new market procedures and programs. You can read more about the Give $10 campaign here. In less than 24 hours DFM reached the halfway point of their goal. Their hope is to reach the goal by Memorial Day and then get to work reopening!

E2D Virtual Lemonade Stand – Update – Please support Davidson’s own Eliminate the Digital Divide (E2D) – the amazing nonprofit that is doing even more amazing work for students & families in need – when distance learning is the ONLY learning. As of Wednesday (May 20) E2D had raised $5847 of their $7500 goal. If you’d like to make a donation, please grab a “virtual cup of lemonade” by one of these ways:  Mail your donation to P.O. Box 1299 Davidson, NC 28036 or go to our Paypal site at If you’re really in a hurry, text GIVE2E2D to 44321

Local Business UpdateSee which businesses are offering curbside options – Our local businesses really need your support. Please consider ordering take-out from your neighbors. [This is an updated list from last week.]

Outdoor Activities in Davidson – Mecklenburg County and Town parks are open if you are not sick! Parking lots are open at county parks. Greenways remain open. The tennis courts at Plum Creek Park have re-opened. However, other active recreation features remain closed, including basketball courts and playgrounds. In addition, the bathroom facilities at the Town of Davidson parks and greenways are also closed. Remember to always keep six feet of “social distance” between you and other park or greenway visitors as you walk, run, or ride a bike! Stay safe, Davidson! Greenways Map ; Davidson Parks

Support Local Farmers – Until the Davidson Farmers’ Market Re-Opens, you can support our local farms via online and at farm pick up options. Please see the full list of options published in a stand-alone article.

Saturday May, 23

Two Pigs Farm
A variety of pork, beef, and chicken 

Order: Shop online and pre-order for pick-up
Pick-up: Off-site pick-up Saturday, 10:00 am – Noon, Davidson Library parking lot
To Know: A variety of sausage great for any meal during the day


Gilcrest Natural Farm
A variety of beef, pork, chicken, and egg products 

Orders: Online store, pre-orders
Deadline: Pre-order/online orders due 1:00 pm day before pick-up
Pick-up: 1) Off-site pick-up Saturday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Davidson Library parking lot (online pre-orders), 2) At farm drive thru pick-up: Tuesday Noon – 1:00 pm & Thursday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (online pre-orders), 3) Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, Building E 7:30 am – 1:00 pm (online pre-order & select inventory onsite)
To Know: Sign-up for their newsletter on the website to stay in the know with the most updated info and options. Chicken cuts will be restocked 5/21. Thank you for supporting Gilcrest Natural Farm during these challenging times.


Raceway Berry Farm 
Fresh-cut flowers and arrangements 

Order: Shop online and pre-order for pick-up
Deadline: For pre-orders, Friday 5/22 Noon
Pick-up: Off-site pick-up Saturday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Davidson Library parking lot, Pick-up at farm Friday 5/22, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Delivery options available
To Know: Seasonal Arrangements: Mason jar ($10), White ceramic ($20), Hobnail glass container ($45), Flower Bundles: Spring flower bundle ($15), Rose and farm flower bundle ($25), Snapdragons/5 stems ($6), Sweet William/12-14 stem ($11), and more flowers online. , Herb Bundles: Chive ($2), Mint ($2), Rosemary ($2), and Dill ($2)


Heritage Harvest Farms
Wellness honey, mushrooms, and flowers 
Orders: Pre-order on website
Deadline: Friday 5/22, Noon
Pick-up: 1) Off-site pick-up every Saturday, 9:00 am – Noon, Davidson Library parking lot, 2) Free home delivery for orders $40+ within a 5 mile radius of Davidson (order on website with code STRONGERTOGETHER to bypass shipping and note your delivery or Davidson pick-up location preference)
To Know: Big Box $50 (Saturday only): 1 lb. farmer’s choice fresh mushrooms, 1 qt. NC strawberries, 1 freshly baked gluten-friendly honey oat emmer wheat loaf, 7 oz fresh romaine/oak leaf/frill lettuce mix, 7 oz arugula, gold tone beet bundle, and 1 dozen farm eggs Shroom Box $30: 2 lb. farmer’s choice fresh mushrooms;  Little Box $20: 1 lb. farmer’s choice fresh mushrooms & 14 oz arugula and lettuce mix; Flowers: Bouquets in 2 sizes with a mix of ranunculus, snapdragons, foxglove, delphinium & more! Gift certificates also available!


MVMT Pilates Studio is offering it’s 9th free Community Pilates mat class this Saturday at 9:00 a.m. This week MVMT Studio is highlighting Hearts on Fiber, a fiber arts store in South Main Square – You can order knitting supplies and other DIY kits on their website, and take advantage of curbside pickup! They’ve recently reopened with limited hours and new guidelines. Support Small and Support Local! To join the Pilates class via Zoom, register ahead of time on their website to receive the link to the class via email.

Summit Coffee – At-Home Trivia Package – Summit is bringing one of Davidson’s favorite weekly traditions to your home, and we’re giving you all the choices. We will host two trivia contests every week: Monday + Thursday. Any orders placed before 5:00 pm on the day of trivia will be for that night’s contest.  We will email FOUR rounds of trivia questions at 5:00 pm ET every Monday + Thursday, and answers are due by 11:59 pm ET that same day. Winner(s) will be announced the following morning. If you’re at home with family, friends, or just by yourself, grab some entertainment. Questions? Email [email protected]

Campus Art Tour – Click here to access an audio tour of Davidson College public sculptures. Also, read this blog by Elizabeth Young ’20 about Spirit Waves Fountain by Jesús Moroles.

 Free Art Classes – The Museum of Modern Art is offering several free courses via Coursera. We recommend starting with What is Contemporary Art? Click here to read an article about the program.

 Yinka Shonibare Talk – Click here view a conversation between Yinka Shonibare CBE and Davidson College’s President, Carol Quillen. The talk took place on campus in 2018 in conjunction with our exhibition The American Library, as well as our acquisition of Wind Sculpture (SG) I, a gift of Patricia A. Rodgers in memory of her husband B.D. Rodgers Jr.

WDAV Rodin Favorites – Earlier this year, Davidson’s Classical Public Radio posted an interesting series of interpretations based on our recent exhibition, Auguste Rodin: Truth Form Life. Several hosts and directors at WDAV chose pieces of classical music that best fit their personal interpretation of each sculpture, leading to an interesting crossroads of artistic and musical achievements. Click to read!

Cat’s Cam – A Live View of the Yinka Shonibare Sculpture

Davidson College Art on Campus – Walk the campus while maintaining your social distance

Get a Virtual Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Card

Carolina Raptor Center Webcams

North Carolina Wildlife Foundation Website (includes live feed from their osprey cam)

North Carolina Zoo YouTube Channel

North Carolina Museum of History – History at Home

Virtual Museum Tours

OBX Connection – collection of live cameras streaming from the N.C. Outer Banks

Blue Ridge Parkway web cams

Grandfather Mountain View

Biltmore Estate web cam

Free 7-Day Trial of BroadwayHD – Stream Broadway Shows in High Def

Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tour

Google’s Arts & Culture Page

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